Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Extremity; termination; ludicrously, the buttocks.
  • n. plural Refuse of grain after it is winnowed; chaff.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • My first impression was, that the men had got up in a great hurry, and put on their trousers hinder-end foremost.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867

  • The chariot was all of cedar, gilt, and adorned with crystal; save that the fore-end had panels of sapphires, set in borders of gold; and the hinder-end the like of emeralds of the Peru colour.

    Paras 30-59

  • I'll maybe have something for his hinder-end, before we're through with it.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • Lawnmarket and turning the West Port like a whirlwind, with all his pennons fluttering; but it was the Westland Levies, with their pikes and their Bibles, that won the day at Dunkeld in the hinder-end.

    Bog-Myrtle and Peat Tales Chiefly of Galloway Gathered from the Years 1889 to 1895

  • 'Ah, there's Puck's little tail wriggling out -- hinder-end foremost -- here he comes -- they are touching their hats to her now, the farmer and all, and she nods just like a little queen!

    Friarswood Post Office

  • The chariot was all of cedar, gilt and adorned with crystal; save that the fore-end had panels of sapphires, set in borders of gold, and the hinder-end the like of emeralds of the Peru colour.

    Ideal Commonwealths

  • “Sae be it then,” said Mrs. Dods; “and then the liquor’s no lost — it has been seldom sic claret as that has simmered in a saucepan, let me tell you that, neighbour; — and I mind the day, when, headache or nae headache, ye wad hae been at the hinder-end of that bottle, and maybe anither, if ye could have gotten it wiled out of me.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • The big news this week wasn't that the state Legislature finally got off its collective hinder-end and passed energy legislation, but that a summer's worth of labor has filled my freezer with stewed tomatoes, pasta sauce, and veggies and has created a space crisis right before the quarter-hog from an organic farm outside of Owosso shows up (I tried canning, but the pot my ex-stepmother gave me had a pinhole leak in the bottom ... almost as if it were sabotaged).

    MichiganLiberal

  • "Ay," he continued, after drinking off the tankard, and getting courage and wit at same time, "a line from the Bible is just like a rifle-shot in the hinder-end of these false gods.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII

  • "Sae be it then," said Mrs. Dods; "and then the liquor's no lost -- it has been seldom sic claret as that has simmered in a saucepan, let me tell you that, neighbour; -- and I mind the day, when, headache or nae headache, ye wad hae been at the hinder-end of that bottle, and maybe anither, if ye could have gotten it wiled out of me.

    St. Ronan's Well

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